UNC School of Medicine scientists led lab experiments suggesting a particular brain circuit motivates us to overeat, and it could be a new target for anti-obesity and binge-eating treatments.
Scientists have discovered that a small group of brain cells in the hypothalamus called ‘orexin’ neurons could be a promising target for medications for controlling binge eating episodes in individuals with obesity.
Genome editing study reveals how hormone helps prevent both obesity and diabetes.
According to researchers, gut serotonin levels are doubled in obese people. Researchers report obesity may be characterized by an increased capacity to release and produce serotonin in the gut.
Despite evidence that the ability to taste is weakened by obesity and can be rescued with weight loss intervention, few studies have investigated the molecular effects of obesity on the taste system